24 WrestleManias in 24 Days: WrestleMania V

Adrian StaehleSenior Analyst IMarch 16, 2009

WrestleMania V was a year in the making, with Randy "Macho Man" Savage battling Hulk Hogan for the WWE title. It was a great event to watch but was one of the quietest and most overlooked.

In case you forgot, a summary of the event follows.

Hercules def. King Haku w/ Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, The Twin Towers w/ Slick def. The Rockers, “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase w/ Virgil vs. Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake ended in a double count-out, The Bushwhackers def. The Rougeau Brothers w/ Jimmy Hart, and Mr. Perfect def. Blue Blazer.

World Tag Team Championship Handicap Match

Demolition def. Powers of Pain & Mr. Fuji to retain the titles.

Dino Bravo w/ Frenchy Martin def. “Rugged” Ronnie Garvin.

The Brain Busters w/ Bobby “The Brain” Heenan def. Strike Force.

Jake “The Snake” Roberts def. Andre the Giant w/ Bobby “The Brain” Heenan by DQ (Big John Studd was a special guest referee).

The Hart Foundation def. Honky Tonk Man and Greg “The Hammer” Valentine w/ Jimmy Hart.

Intercontinental Championship

“Ravishing” Rick Rude w/ Bobby "The Brain" Heenan def. Ultimate Warrior to become the new champion.

Bad News Brown vs. Hacksaw Jim Duggan went to a no contest.

The Red Rooster def. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.

Main Event for WWE Championship

Hulk Hogan defeated Randy "Macho Man" Savage w/ Elizabeth in a neutral corner to become the new champion.

Wrestlemania saw a lot of firsts, with Rick Rude pinning Warrior (his first loss by pinfall), Hogan winning the title at WrestleMania for the first of three times, and the return of "Superfly" Snuka for the first time since the first WrestleMania.

WrestleMania V Rating: 8/10. With the IC and WWE titles changing hands, and with surprise appearances and great matches, it was quite a WrestleMania to watch and one hell of a great ending.